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The Opportunity

Sew Ready is undergoing a significant period of growth. We are investing in our communities and have developed a new strategy to enable the delivery of our social mission. We are therefore seeking 12 likeminded and highly motivated individuals to join our academic team across Northern Ireland. 


As a Sew Ready Associate you will play a key role, delivering our unique children’s programmes aimed at 7-11 year olds. This is a rewarding role for individuals who enjoy working with children, are energetic, enthusiastic and creative. Shadowing the company founder, you will be fully trained in hand sewing and machine sewing before becoming responsible for delivering after school sessions solo.


About the Role

Sew Ready is an award winning social enterprise dedicated to restoring sewing skills in primary schools across NI. Sewing supports all areas of children’s development and our unique programmes offer a holistic and playful approach to learning a new skill. As educators, it is our duty to encourage interest, dexterity, confidence and perseverance through sewing. 

During the sessions you will lead the class in a range of creative and fun sewing activities and games. You will work with the same group of children over a 6-8 week term and will be responsible for their skill development, well-being and for delivering an enjoyable and safe experience while at the sessions.

About You

We are looking for motivated and committed individuals, to provide delivery of our after school clubs and children's sewing workshops. You will have a knowledge of art and design materials and experience of working independently as part of a busy team, to manage and prioritise your own workload. Good communication skills, time keeping and attention to detail are essential.

Successful candidates must:​

  • Be willing to undergo an Access NI Check

  • Hold a valid driver's license


Please apply early as should sufficient applications be received the application closing date could be held earlier.

Should you have any queries please contact us on


Sew Ready is an award winning social enterprise based in Lisburn teaching sewing skills to community members of all ages and abilities. To us, the future of fashion is a world in where everyone gets as excited about being part of the creative process as they do about wearing a garment.


Our social mission is to reintroduce a passion for sewing and textiles among young people and adults in Northern Ireland to help bridge the current skills gap within garment construction and save a skill from being lost in our generation. We are looking for someone who is passionate about inspiring and educating our 'Future Makers'.

Our Culture

Sew Ready is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a sewing school where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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Location: Northern Ireland

Salary: Competitive

Contract: Permanent 

Hours: Part time 

Apply by: 31 August 2023 


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